Khurda Admin Allows Home Delivery Of Liquor On Weekdays

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Bhubaneswar: Khurda district administration on Friday allowed home delivery of liquor by the licensees of IMFL Off/On shops through their delivery boys & food aggregators.

As per an order issued by the District Excise Office, Khordha,  home delivery of liquor licensed shops, excluding shops in containment zones, will be allowed from Monday to Friday between 7 am to 5 pm on weekdays, subject to strict observance of the guidelines

No shop will be allowed to conduct counter sale or serve liquor in their premises. The shops will continue to remain closed during the weekend shutdown on Saturday and Sunday, the order read.

The delivery person would carry an I Card issued by the retailer and an invoice which will act as a pass to facilitate movement. They will have to follow all social distancing norms like wearing masks, maintaining 6 feet distance, and use sanitizers.

No person having any symptoms of COVID-19 or unwell should be engaged in home delivery. The licensee will prominently display their phone/mobile/WhatsApp numbers/Email ID/UPI details for receiving the orders.

The orders for home delivery of liquor can be received by the retailer verbally over the phone or through SMS, WhatsApp, etc. which shall be recorded in an order register.

The rates of delivery charges should not exceed the prescribed amount as per the Govt. guidelines, cited above. The Licensees will abide by the instructions of Lockdown/Shutdown as imposed from time to time.

Breach of any terms and condition by whosoever concerned shall warrant appropriate action under the Odisha Excise Act and rules, the order further read.

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